Division One North
Saturday 12th August 2017 @ Parkside Road, Kendal
Kendal Town
(2) 2
(1) 5
Gaul (33), Taylor (40)
Tuohy (2, 50), Latham (71), Gibson (79), Duffy (88)
Mossleyweb Man of the Match: Mo Ali

Kendal Town

1. Will Kitchen
2. Mike Aspin
3. Ben Thomas
4. Martin Grundy
5. Stuart McDonald (c)
6. Josh Wardle
7. Paul Dawson
8. Connor Gaul
9. Rick Seear
10. Aaron Taylor
11. Max Rothwell

12. Kyle Gudgeon (not used)
13. Callum Morris (not used)
14. Callum Hoctor (for Rothwell 84)
15. Anthony Lynch (for Gaul 57)
16. Reece Pearce (for Taylor 62)
Yellow cards:
Wardle, Seear

1. Oliver Martin
2. Caldon Henson
3. Sam Gibson
4. Mo Ali
5. Tom Dean (c)
6. Keenan Quansah
7. Elliot Harrison
8. Jack Tuohy
9. Liam Ellis
10. Mason Duffy
11. Adam Latham
12. Ismail Suleiman (not used)
14. Mike Taylor (not used)
15. Aaron Dwyer (for Latham 80)
16. Danny McLaughlin (for Tuohy 86)
17. Peter Watling (for Ellis 88)
Yellow card:
Quansah, Tuohy

Referee: Mr C. Buxton


Mossley set their own benchmark in Saturday’s season opener when coming from behind to record a stunning 5-2 victory at Kendal Town.

The Lilywhites were off to a flying start within two minutes. Liam Ellis had already gone close in the opening minute before Adam Latham and Caldon Henson combined on the right to feed Jack Tuohy who finished well with an angled drive.

Mossley were creating plenty of chances. Ellis had a shot brilliantly tipped over by Will Kitchen and Latham saw his powerful effort come back off the post.

Despite dominating the proceedings Mossley were pegged level on 33 minutes when a mistake by keeper Oliver Martin saw Connor Gaul’s right wing free kick slip through his fingers and over the line for a shock equaliser.

Worse followed five minutes before the break when Aaron Taylor’s shot found the Mossley net to give the homesters a surprise half time lead.

However, shaken not stirred, Mossley went on to dominate the second half. The equaliser took only five minutes to arrive. Ellis chased a seemingly lost cause to the dead ball line on the right wing and somehow got in a low cross that Jack Tuohy met at the near post to slot past Kitchen from a very narrow angle.

Mossley continued to force the issue and the visitors finally went ahead on 71 minutes when Tuohy unselfishly played Adam Latham into space and the Mossley winger made no mistake from ten yards.

The lead was stretched to 4-2 on 79 minutes with a superb solo effort by left back Sam Gibson. A mazy run saw Gibson pull off a brilliant ‘Maradona turn’ inside the box to totally bemuse the Kendal defence before slotting home an early ‘goal of the season’ contender.

The second half rout was completed in the 88th minute. Substitute Danny McLaughlin burst forward from half way and fed Mason Duffy who raced to the edge of the Kendal box before planting a firm shot beyond Kitchen’s reach to complete an emphatic 5-2 victory.


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